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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | May 2016

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From Antoinette Portis’s latest hilarious picture book to the sequel to Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn, SLJ’s May 2016 stars are must-have titles for children’s and YA collections.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | April 2016

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From the latest offerings by Printz winners Nick Lake and John Corey Whaley to Molly Idle’s Flora’s most recent adventure, SLJ’s April 2016 starred titles will inspire children and teens to keep the pages turning.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | March 2016

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Check out SLJ’s March 2016 starred titles, from Corinne Duyvis’s sophomore effort, On the Edge of Gone, and Stonewall-winning Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | February 2016

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The best of the best this month includes National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie’s debut picture book; Meg Medina’s latest, an intense YA set in 1977 against the backdrops of the Son of Sam murders; and another dazzler from Mara Rockliff and Bruno Iacopo.

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2016

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Don’t miss the best of what SLJ’s January stars have to offer: George O’Connor’s latest “Olympians” installment, the adventures of Clementine’s pal Waylon, and Tim Federle’s YA debut.

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The Wildest Children’s Books of 2015

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The Real Age of Children’s Literature Characters

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Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2015

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Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2015

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One Star Review Guess Who? (#36)

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GOODNIGHT, SOON: The (Questionable) Ethics of a Bestselling Bedtime Book

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The Authoritative Guide to Children’s Books Turned Into TV Shows

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What’s Your Storytime FAIL?

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The Top 10 Piles of Books at My House

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Dismounting the High Horse: My Child Loves a Book I Don’t

The Rest of the Best | Adult Books 4 Teens

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Astute readers of this column may have noticed that several of the books we selected as our favorites of 2015 hadn’t been reviewed here yet. This post is here to remedy that.

Children’s Lit 2015: The Year in Miscellanea

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. (Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Doppelgängers of the Year: Momo (from My Cousin Momo) and Richie Tenenbaum (from The Royal Tenenbaums) The resmeblance is striking. Bjorn Borg approves. Hottest Angel: Marcus Marvel from The Marvels The tousled […]

SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2015

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From Marilyn Nelson’s sublime poetic reimagining of the Seneca Village to Ruta Sepetys’s latest novel to Douglas Florian’s delightful musings on rabbits, this month’s starred titles are by turns gentle, funny, poignant, and deeply moving.

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Top 10 Graphic Novels 2015

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Selected by the Good Comics for Kids bloggers, these graphic novels published in 2015 are the cream of the crop.

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Top 10 Latin@ Books 2015

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Tim Wadham, SLJ’s Libro por libro columnist, along with the members the Top 10 Latin@ Books committee, select superlative titles about the Latin@ experience.

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